Altered States: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition
The paintings featured come from the Thukhuma Collection, the largest collection of contemporary Burmese art. Ian Holliday, a specialist in Burmese politics, began to assemble it over a decade ago while undertaking academic research in Myanmar. Hence, most of the paintings date from the transitional decade of the 2010s and present multiple artistic perspectives on a society in reform. Holliday has generously loaned over 70 paintings by 35 artists to the SMU Art Collection. Together, the paintings depict many aspects of everyday life in Myanmar, from traditions and Buddhism to rural landscapes and urbanisation. Three of the artworks will be brought to life through augmented reality art (AR.T) experiences created by The MeshMinds Foundation. These experiences create an innovative, fun and engaging way to immerse in Myanmar culture.
Date: 6 January 2022 - 4 February 2023
Tuesday - Saturday
11am - 8pm
(closed on Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays)
SMU de Suantio Gallery,
90 Stamford Road,
Admission to exhibition is free.
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